August 18, 2020
Facebook Community Guidelines … #100 – Unsupported get request

In the past week Facebook has hit the news for 2 similar reasons, in the UK for its algorithm promoting antisemitic content, and in India for overlooking hate speech by BJP (the ruling party) leaders. Both of these accusations could lead to quite a controversy given how Facebook does censor some items extremely quickly, while lets others fester. This short read looks at unravelling Facebook’s policies, actions and motives to see whether there is something deeper underneath the surface…

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June 14, 2020
Facebook and Amazon race to India

On 21/04/2020, Facebook Inc and Reliance Industries Limited reported on Facebook’s $5.7 billion investment in Jio Platforms. Less than two months later, on 04/06/2020, Reuters reported that Amazon is considering a $2 billion investment in India’s Bharti Airtel. This short article ponders on the rationale for these tech-giants’ race to India.

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